Problems with smbpasswd -j DOMAIN
duane.davis at aeris.net
Wed Jun 30 18:21:44 GMT 1999
I've verified that smbpasswd is connecting to the correct ip yet
it still cannot join the domain. I've tried everything I can think
of plus several suggestions from others but it still will not work.
Looks like I'm stuck with NT.
Rick Flower wrote:
> Andrash Kovach writes:
> > Dear All,
> > I have the following problem with smbpasswd:
> > I would like to use a real WinNT PDC for authentication purposes, and
> > regitered the computer account in the PDC.
> > When I trying to run smbpasswd -j DOMAINNAME, I get the folloing
> > testlin:~ # smbpasswd -j DOMAINNAME
> > modify_trust_password: machine xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx rejected the session
> > setup. Error was : code 131.
> > 1999/06/24 21:41:29 : change_trust_account_password: Failed to change
> > password for domain DOMAINNAME.
> > Unable to join domain DOMAINNAME.
> I just ran into this this morning on one of our servers I upgraded and
> after poking around a bit I found the answer. It turned out that we
> had two machines with the same name, but in slightly different domains
> (not NT domains, but internet domains). As it turned out, Samba was
> trying to talk with the wrong machine which was probably another Sun
> workstation instead of an NT PDC.. I put an entry into /etc/hosts that
> had the correct IP address for the PDC (with the right name of course
> -- and NOT fully-qualified) and then all was happy!
> So, to sum it up, double-check that you are communicating with the
> correct PDC (read that was the correct IP address), since even the
> smbpasswd command doesn't appear to honor the fully qualified domain
> name of the PDC if it is specified on the command-line.
> If you wish, you can read that particular error "machine xxx rejected
> the session setup. error was : code 131" as a standard "connection
> refused" message that you might be more familiar with. (I'm not 100%
> sure about this, but in my case that was what appeared to be the case)
> -- Rick
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